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Worldwide Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

Today is Worldwide Autism Awareness Day. To celebrate, thousands will Light It Up Blue – even the Empire State Building! Declared at the United Nations General Assembly in 2008, this day highlights the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from this disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

The Light It Up Blue movement has its roots right here in Westchester County; and Autism Speaks is spearheading the movement.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high; and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.

For more information and materials on autism, check out our catalog and search keyword “autism.”